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When Will the Supply Chain Hurting Stop?

“A 40 ft container cost around $2,000 to ship from Asia to the USA two years ago…today, it can cost up to $25,000”, says John McCown of Blue Alpha Capital.  The backlog in the global supply chain is found at every…single…step. Industry players don’t see this changing or resolving itself until well into 2023. Of…
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Procurement Fraud for Nigeria’s Largest Oil Company

Vulnerabilities in the public procurement process for Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are being exposed in a recent bid. The public procurement process in Nigeria forbids any form of insider dealing or exploiting information that is not made public. However, a recent bid for slop oil seems to indicate that two of the three bidders…
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Hold on to your hats, supply chain woes may go into 2022

I know this is starting to sound like a bad repetitive song you can’t get out of your head but it looks like the current supply chain woes aren’t going to be resolved any time soon. As a many exporting nations such as Indonesia and Vietnam are dealing with new waves of the COVID pandemic,…
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Port Closure Could Add to Global Supply Chain Woes

China has closed the Meishan Terminal, a critical terminal of the Ningbo-Zhoushan port, from all inbound and outbound operations due to a worker at the terminal testing positive for COVID. The Meishan Terminal is crucial terminal that services shipments to the United States and Europe. The Ningbo-Zhoushan port is the world’s third busiest shipping port. So,…
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